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Lia Chang: Achieving the American Dream, Professional Charmer André De Shields Sees Theater is a Way To Life

It’s frigid outside on this Sunday afternoon in January, but the temperature in the sixth floor rehearsal room of The Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex in New York is rising. The source of the heat is André De Shields, barefoot and clad in red sweatpants, who is rehearsing the choreography for one of the five characters he embodies in his solo work-in-progress, Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory: From Douglass to Deliverance Created and performed by De Shields, under the direction of Alfred Preisser, Mine Eyes has a limited run from Thursday, February 4 through Sunday, February 14 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36 St. in New York. Mine Eyes is part of the 25th anniversary season of The Working Theater, whose mission is to produce theater with working class themes for working class people at affordable prices.

January 31, 2010 · Leave a comment

Lia Chang: André De Shields stars in Mine Eyes have Seen the Glory: From Douglass to Deliverance at The Yard

In André De Shields solo show, Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: From Douglass to Deliverance, De Shields begins with a character who is a slave in middle passage. That … Continue reading

September 1, 2009 · Leave a comment

Lia Chang: André De Shields in Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory: From Douglass to Deliverance

Channeling Frederick Douglass, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. and Barack Obama in Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory: From Douglass to Deliverance, award-winning Broadway star André De Shields was a … Continue reading

February 25, 2009 · 7 Comments

André De Shields in “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory From Douglass to Deliverance” on February 9 by Lia Chang

Celebrate Black History Month with award-winning Broadway star André De Shields who will perform Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory: From Douglass to Deliverance for one night only on Monday, … Continue reading

February 8, 2009 · Leave a comment
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